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My second oil change I switched to Mobil 1 5W-20. Costco had a instant rebate that knocked it down to $26.99 a 6 quart case. My hybrid only takes 4.5 quarts and the hemi takes 7, so it works out to just under 2 cases when I change them.
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Never heard of a catch can... interesting...
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Any oil you can prevent from going into the intake air system is a good thing.
A "gasoline" engine is supposed to run/burn on gasoline/ethanol not oil vapor.
Oil vapor becomes oil puddles in intake and burn't crud on intake valves, intake ports and tops of pistons. Really bad things happen when top rings seize or pieces of burn't crud come off the top of pistons and rattle around, let alone the detonation that happens because of oil mixing with the gas/air mixture.
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Went with 100% synthetic at 5,000 kms and never looked back. The Amsoil 0W20 that I am using has been an excellent oil and I have no regrets. I have also installed a catch can from BT and, like everyone else has posted, it is catching alot of oil that would have gone into my intake. Definitely a mod worth doing.
I too made the switch to synthetic on my first oil change.
My next one in 1k will be using Amsoil 0W20 (thanks Randy)

I found the truck drove better using synthetic oil. Maybe just me but

I too have a catch can and in 4k of mileage I had half a can (catch can) full of oil
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I think that oil going down the intake is not needed. I'm getting a catch can.
The get you one hot rod!!!!!!! Post up some pics of it when you get it installed. I always like to see what mods people are doing.

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Any oil you can prevent from going into the intake air system is a good thing.
A "gasoline" engine is supposed to run/burn on gasoline/ethanol not oil vapor.
Oil vapor becomes oil puddles in intake and burn't crud on intake valves, intake ports and tops of pistons. Really bad things happen when top rings seize or pieces of burn't crud come off the top of pistons and rattle around, let alone the detonation that happens because of oil mixing with the gas/air mixture.
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Yet millions of automobiles without catch cans have gone billions of miles with none of the above adverse reactions. How does one explain that?


The science behind a catch can makes perfect sense and in reality is probably even a good thing to have. BUT...... there is no evidence that supports an automobile with a catch can will out live one without.
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True you don't need a catchcan but that being said, if you don't have it you will be cleaning or paying someone to clean your throttle body due to it being covered in sludge from all the oil being dumped in the system from the PVC valve. I prefer preventative maintenance and have a Catchcan on my Super Bee and I just traded off my 10 Ram that had the Catchcan. I currently am waiting for a new one for the 12 Sport I purchased. I prefer to get the clear bottoms so I can see how much oil is in them versus the billet bottoms. I also use BT Catchcans.
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BT & Speed Logix are the same catch can

spark plugs can NOT produce enough heat to lite off oil

without a catch can, you will either be using a lot of SEA FOAM or taking your vehicle in for a fuel system cleaning

Fouled plugs, & throttle bodies & lowered MPG are common on vehicles with SMOG systems
The catch can helps to keep the combustion system oil free

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Before SMOG systems, all engines had road draft tubes, oil pressure that builds up inside the engine, along with oil vapor, dumped directly on the road through the road draft tube. That is why the 1960s & before engines lasted so long, many are still running





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this image was taken after a 7600 mile road trip, it is almost 2/3rds full
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There are oil drain holes in the cyl. head to let the oil drain back into the crank case. The oil that the catch can accumulates is not necessarily being burnt. The oil is helping lubricate the top end of the engine. I just do not see the purpose of installing something that removes oil from my engine's vital components, especially on a D.D.
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this image was taken after a 7600 mile road trip, it is almost 2/3rds full
Im close to that in mileage and have yet to check mine....I better do so tomorrow
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jgos929, Yes engines will continue to run but not as new. My friend runs a shop, the first thing done, before a tuneup, is run SeaFoam thur engine. The sniffer in the tailpipe doesn't lie, big difference in emissions with just that. As engine ages more crud on top of pistons, ring landings ect cut down performance.
Over time you lose performance, but you don't feel it.
Thats why I'm a huge believer in the cleanest combustion chamber you can get will keep engine running stronger, longer.
So any oil I can keep out of CC the better.
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